Black Girls Rock! Announce 2012 Honorees


Adelle Platon | October 4, 2012 - 6:30 pm

“Black Girls Rock!” is set to pay tribute to the women of color and shake up BET networks once again.

BGR has announced that R&B singer/songwriters Dionne Warwick will receive the “Living Legend” Award and Alicia Keys, the “Rock Star” Award. Other honorees include actress Kerry Washington, who will take home the “Star Power” Award, along with activist Dr. Hawa Abdi and journalist Susan Taylor.

DJ/philanthropist Beverly Bond founded “Black Girls Rock!” designed to bring awareness and empowerment to young black girls and women breaking down boundaries in the global community. The organization has worked with girls aged 12-17 “through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service” while hosting an annual awards show.

Actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King will return as hostesses. The show will air on BET on Sunday, Nov. 4.

For more information, visit Black Girls Rock!’s official website.